Bushcraft Fishingpole

From Ring of Brodgar
Bushcraft Fishingpole
Bushcraft Fishingpole.png
No line/hook » No hook » Fully equipped
Vital statistics
Size 1 x 2
Skill(s) Required Fishing
Object(s) Required Tree Bough x1; Block of Wood x1, String x2; Fishing Line, Fish Hook, Bait
Produced By Hand
Required By Abyss Gazer, Asp, Bass, Bream, Brill, Burbot, Carp, Catfish, Cave Sculpin, Cavelacanth, Chub, Cod, Eel, Grayling, Haddock, Herring, Ide, Lavaret, Mackerel, Mullet, Pale Ghostfish, Perch, Petrified Seashell, Pike, Plaice, Pomfret, Roach, Rose Fish, Ruffe, Saithe, Salmon, Silver Bream, Smelt, Sturgeon, Tench, Trout, Whiting, Zander, Zope
Slot(s) Occupied 4L or 4R
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The Bushcraft Fishingpole is, as the name suggests, a tool used to catch fish, one of the staple food source early on for beginners. It must be equipped, occupies one hand, and is used by right-clicking an area where fish are jumping. For more information check the Fishing page.

How to Acquire

Create a pole with the crafting recipe.

Now, you need to add a line, a hook, and some kind of bait before you can use the fishing pole.


The most accessible hook is the bone hook, which is made from bones, easily obtained from animals, particularly rabbits and chickens. The metal hook requires a Nugget of Common Metal.


The easiest string to use as a line is a spindly taproot, which requires the foraging skill to find. You can also use a hide strap, flax fibre or hemp fibres, though these are a bit more difficult to acquire. Other types of string are too frail to use as a fishing line.


Anything that seems like it would be good fishing bait, odds are it can be used as bait. You can use the entrails from that rabbit or chicken you killed for the hook earlier for an easy choice. Others include ants, bloated leeches, dragonflies, earthworms, grubs, ladybugs, silkmoths, ... Bait will be lost whenever you catch a fish, but will be replaced automatically from bait in your inventory while fishing, so make sure you don't have anything you want to lose in there.

To equip the fishing pole with fishing line and other necessities, left click on the item to select it and then right click it onto the fishing pole. If you want to swap something out, you can take it apart again by right clicking on the fishing pole and selecting Unequip, which will return all the parts to your inventory.